The Blackwing 73 features a vivid blue finish, silver ferrule, and white eraser. The 73 also features a raised texture that mimics the topography of Lake Tahoe. The 73 has the soft graphite found in the Blackwing pencils.
You cannot fully understand a place or the people living in it without understanding the paintings, writings and songs created on its soil. The Blackwing 73 celebrates Lake Tahoe and other landmarks that have had a comparable impact on arts and society. The number 73 references Lake Tahoe’s last measured Secchi depth (a unit to measure clarity) of 73 feet.